All kids love climbing trees! And they seem to be less and less common - maybe health and safety and all that.
But the LYH has a climbing tree in the front yard.
Of course it's never as easy as it looks ... and Ali soon discovered that a T-shirt is not the best attire for coming back down.
That was easily fixed, and she returned for a second go (this time without parents watching and 'helping'!
Our LYH is only a 3-bedroom cottage, but it's open plan and has a bright, spacious feel. Over the Christmas break we not only had Ali visiting, but also James and Lisa and Jakob and Cooper.
These little red futons are very light and rest on flimsy plastic legs, but at a pinch they are fine to sleep on for a night.
We have been working on becoming Queenslanders (again - we were in this state for the '80's of course.)
We are now less noticable on the roads as the car is sporting Queensland plates. (Not nearly as interesting as having WA plates!)